Tag: Libreville

  • GoG military exercise starts

    Nigeria joins military exercise in Gulf of Guinea The Nigerian Navy on Wednesday deployed six warships and 65 gunboats in a joint multinational maritime exercise comprising navies from 16 countries. […]

  • Delta hostages rescued

    Nigerian troops rescue 3 Russian sailors, 2 others after raid of pirates’ hideout By Sumaila Ogbaje Three Russian sailors, one Ukrainian and one Equatorial Guinean kidnapped by pirates since 9 […]

  • Covid piracy surge?

    by Theo Locherer The last quarterly report from the International Maritime Bureau shows the negative effects of the Covid-19 on maritime security. There tend to be significant upswings of piracy […]

  • WAF piracy: media to blame?

    West African piracy remains a threat but attacks are not becoming more frequent despite headline-grabbing abduction stories in the media. That is the view of Dirk Siebels, senior analyst at […]

  • Four Chinese Nationals Kidnapped Near Libreville Rescued

    January 12: Four Chinese nationals [two captains and two chief officers] abducted by pirates during a late December attack in waters off Owendo port in Libreville, Gabon’s capital were rescued […]

  • Pirates Kill Captain, Kidnap 2 Other Captains and 2 Chief Officers, In Libreville Harbor, Gabon

    January 12 UPDATE: All four kidnapped crew were reportedly rescued safely. (Xinhua) December 22: According to an official Gabonese government statement, pirates attacked four vessels in Libreville’s harbour overnight, killing […]